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Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop loverís cult beer and Three Floydsí flagship beer Brewed with Cenntennial, Cascade & Warrior Hops.
Alpha King is an American Pale Ale with a bold citrus hop character. We brew all our beers for our own demanding tastes. If youíre unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2003
I'm not sure this one lived up to its high rating, although it was a very tasty beer. Deep amber color with a malty start that was quickly overpowered by strong hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange color with an ever so slight haze and a fairly moderate off white head. Has a wonderfully refreshing scent of mixed citrus fruits including, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. Strong bitter flavor up front from the agressive hopping that quickly disapates to a nice a dry crisp finish. A great pale ale; one of my favorites. Hops...itís all about the hops......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Is this an IPA masquerading as an APA? Who cares. Good brew and I donít have alot to add to whatís already been said. Hoppy for an APA, but not overly so. Lacing is somewhat limited, but the aroma of hops, grapefruit and other things citrus make this an enjoyable brew. This is the beer I want swill-lovers to sample. I tihnk this one will convert many a-heathen from the uninformed to the wonderful world of microbrews. A home run from Three Floyds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Pours dark amber but you can see through the beer still (not cloudy). Aroma is heavy with tropical fruits of mango and pineapple--real nice. Taste has a real bite of hops to it. This is bitter--itís more of an ipa. Lasting and developing citrus bitter grapefruit finish that has an focus on the hops, finishes bitter with sweetness of tropical fruit syrup.. The first time I had this it gave me the offical íhopburpí which is enjoyable from this brew, and hence my user name. I likey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a dark yellowish amber with a white puffy head. Aroma is light and citrus like with floral and grass notes. Taste is especially lively and complex. Very strong citrus flavor almost to the point of grapefruit but not quite. Finish is lengthy as its hop presence sticks to the palate. Very unique and complex!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 Comes through with amazing aroma and blows other Pales out of the water with overall balance and taste. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle poured deep amber, quickly dissapating head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, hoppy, some bread, citrus, spice, and some sweet malt. The taste is an amazing balance of the aroma, hops, and smooth aftertaste that leaves your mouth tingling. A definite favorite with the right amount of sweet malt, hops, floural aroma, and piny aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2002
This beer isnít classified as an India Pale Ale but probably should be. Very nice hop, citrus flavor. Very reasonably priced and is a mainstay in the fridge.**Just had to upgrade this beer as I was lucky enough to have in on draught. WOW! Had to buy a kegerator to enjoy at itís fullest. Best investment I ever made. This beer isnít quite a hoppy as Ruination, but for Midwest beers, it rocks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2009
I picked up some Alpha King in Chicago last weekend to try it for the first time. This is hardly a Pale Ale, yet it ranks among the best IPAís I have ever had, so even better. While I feel like the aroma hops could be stepped up , the bitterness is just right to suit me; very balanced and without an overpowering aftertaste. I really enjoyed drinking this beer and hope to get more soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
12oz bottle traded by atpayne, word adam, this shit is da bomb. really nice looking beer, robust caramely color with a really reasonable proportioned head.. white creamy fluffy, whipped buttery head. mmmmmm... smells so danks sticky and hops, oh hops. a lighter dreadnaught...really fruity and almost to very well being an actual ipa

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